Limelight Shops

Limelight Shops

Department Store, Mall, and Miscellaneous Shop · Flatiron District
656 Avenue of the Americas (at W 20th St.), New York, NY 10010, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM

Limelight is an iconic New York City landmark that’s been innovative and exciting destination in the vibrant Flatiron / Chelsea neighborhood for fashion, food, and fun!


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  • What you need to know
    James I.
    "Try the church club pie special at grimaldis"(7 Tips)
    "Old Hollywood on the second level"(5 Tips)
    Sunny Y.
    "Must eat the gelato - ferrero flavor!"(7 Tips)
    Dian C.
    "If only the walls of this old church can talk."(2 Tips)
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  • grimaldi
  • gelato
  • old hollywood
  • hunter boots
  • jewelry
  • cute
  • cupcakes
  • fancy
  • outdoor seating
  • pizza
  • dancing
  • leather goods
  • church
  • shoes
  • lobster rolls
  • cookies
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  • great value
  • rock music
  • wine
  • Harumi U.

    Old church made into a night club and got converted into shopping center? Outside never changed but inside definitely is more nightclub-ish black and white color scheme. Now Grimaldi is there

    Harumi U · December 13, 2014
  • Min Jung P.

    Closes. David Barton is taking the place.

    Min Jung Park · May 7, 2014
  • G W.

    Grimaldi's pizza, sans line.

    G Wong · August 21, 2013
  • Violeta F.

    Recommend your tourist visits to come shop here! They will be impressed with having very chic boutiques inside of a church looking building!

    Violeta FM · April 18, 2013
  • Elisa

    p.s. Lady with the "gold" crap for your face... when you have2 women who absolutely have credit cards, you just don't focus on one person - you engage the group . Thus, you got zero sales...

    Elisa · January 27, 2013
  • Julia K.

    Not at all like the old days!

    Julia Kloth · January 10, 2013
  • Tanya

    Having transformed from a church to a club to a mall, the building itself is the main attraction.

    Tanya · October 7, 2012
  • Philip J.

    Used to be a nicer mix of boutiques. Not as diverse anymore.

    Philip Jarosz · September 17, 2012
  • DJ Times

    The 2003 film Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin & Seth Green, was based on party promoter Michael Alig's killing and dismemberment of Angel Melendez, a drug dealer at New York's Limelight Club.

    DJ Times · September 14, 2012
  • DJ Times

    Opened in November 1983 by owner Peter Gatien, the New York Limelight originally started as a disco & rock club. In Sept. 2003, it reopened under the name "Avalon"; closing its doors for good in 2007.

    DJ Times · September 14, 2012
  • Fernando d.

    It's an interesting place to shop in.

    Fernando de Leon · August 11, 2012
  • Brittany

    caaa yooootest clothes ever

    Brittany · June 8, 2012
  • Liz S.

    This place has changed. Used to be cute indie boutiques. Now it's one massive irritating clubwear store.

    Liz S. · May 28, 2012
  • Piotr S.

    I wish the club was back. It was pretty awesome.

    Piotr Stachera · April 4, 2012
  • Sugar D.

    Head upstairs to the Linear Shop and check out the Ski Till I Die gear!

    Sugar Dunkerton · April 3, 2012
  •  Deon P.

    Sweets! Sugar rush!

     Deon Parcon · March 14, 2012
  • Johan S.

    A church turned into dance club, then turned into the Limelight Marketplace...Clothes and food...There's a secret pizza shop off to the back of the store!

    Johan Sanmartin · March 8, 2012
  • Chelsea T.

    My mom used to dance the night away here

    Chelsea Turner · February 18, 2012
  • M. Silver Associates

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    M. Silver Associates · February 15, 2012
  • Mallory

    BROCADE HOME is located on Level 2 of The Limelight!

    Mallory · February 8, 2012
  • @BigAppleScoop

    Church -----> Nightclub -----> One stop shopping. Go in just to say you experienced it.

    @BigAppleScoop · January 10, 2012
  • Katie F.

    Find the Grimaldi's and Baci Gelato within. Makes for a great lunch while shopping!

    Katie Flynn · January 5, 2012
  • StonehengeNYC

    In the 80s, it was one of the city's hottest clubs. In recent years it's been refashioned as a luxury shopping mall of sorts. Only in New York.

    StonehengeNYC · December 15, 2011
  • Jillian A.

    They hit the jackpot when they made this iconic space a unique, hip marketplace... Then they ruined it by turning it into another generic dept. store. What a shame.

    Jillian Arran Clarke · November 26, 2011
  • Gray Line New York

    This historic three-story church consists of more than 60 small, high-end shops which sell jewelry, clothing and organic goods.

    Gray Line New York · November 22, 2011
  • Sunny Y.

    Must eat the gelato - ferrero flavor!

    Sunny Y · November 21, 2011
  • Ria S.

    Amazing.. shopping place, plus pizza store, plus gelato, plus prosciutto, plus plus plus... And plus the bar!! (they have a good deal today for jeans and shoes ;)

    Ria Serrano · October 2, 2011
  • Stacey G.

    Ok for specialty items.

    Stacey Gombash · September 12, 2011
  • Mauricio G.

    @kangol. Come in with a kangol hat and get 25% off a new hat.

    Mauricio G · September 2, 2011
  • Kathryn Y.

    This 25000-square-foot former eighties nightclub (and, before that, a church) was converted into a shopping emporium in May 2010. Check out the stained glass windows.

    Kathryn Yu · August 17, 2011
  • Nabeel

    Look at the architecture and see how they nicely retrofitted a church

    Nabeel · August 14, 2011
  • Devin S.

    There are WAY too many salespeople on the floor here. 5 "hi can I help you?"s in 5 minutes is actually really annoying.

    Devin Sugameli · August 11, 2011
  • Sherry O.

    much better as a marketplace than a club, this place really shines as a marketplace with it's cute cafe, wine bar &boutique shops. Crossbar (attached) has a great brunch & lovely outdoor seating area

    Sherry O · August 1, 2011
  • etta y.

    Layout is super bizarro. Follow the scent of cheese, keep the faith and you'll be rewarded with Grimaldi's.

    etta y · July 21, 2011
  • etta y.

    No slices at Grimaldi's. At least pretend you're with someone else.

    etta y · July 21, 2011
  • Linny

    I remember going here years ago when it was a nightclub. Nice to see the original structure remains and the old stained glass is preserved.

    Linny · July 16, 2011
  • Cocktails & Couture

    When we were in college - this used to be a club! Now it's a fab set of shops. Check out the Hunter boots shop for hard to find sizes & colors and grab a bite at the Cross Bar.

    Cocktails & Couture · July 14, 2011
  • Courtney Bolton

    how has the limelight turned into a *MALL*?!

    Courtney Bolton · June 14, 2011
  • Allison A.

    Sit on the patio at CrossBar! It's gorgeous :)

    Allison Amato · June 10, 2011

    Walk all the way to the back on the first floor to find great salads, sandwiches, cheese and gelato. All the perfect fixings for a picnic in Madison Square Park or a quick work respite at your desk. · May 23, 2011
  • Bim S.

    Cool shopping experience. And some dope causal kicks.

    Bim Star · May 16, 2011
  • T.LO

    Nice little shops!!

    T.LO · May 4, 2011
  • J Pearl

    Come check out 50% off Hunter's leather goods

    J Pearl · February 21, 2011
  • Dian C.

    If only the walls of this old church can talk. I could right a book just from what went on in the ladies room. Ah, my youth!!!

    Dian Crystal · January 19, 2011
  • Suzana U.

    Taste Italian chz today made in italy!!

    Suzana Ueno · January 15, 2011
  • Kathryn Y.

    The better shops are on the second floor: Japanese toys at Zakka, vintage jewelry and knick knacks from Old Hollywood, and free cookie samples from Ruby et Violette.

    Kathryn Yu · January 9, 2011
  • Chris P.

    Weird place. Not in a good way. You get lost weaving around in here.

    Chris Phillips · January 7, 2011
  • Max B.

    Check out Butterfly Bakeshop... Mention twitter or Facebook and get a free cookie!!!

    Max Beron · December 22, 2010
  • Gilt City

    Scoop up men's and women's perfumes from The Avery Perfumes, baubles and bangles from the Old Hollywood line of jewelry, or indulge in a mini-makeover from Face Stockholm.

    Gilt City · December 3, 2010
  • Village Voice

    The Village Voice voted this Most Unusual Use of an Old Nightlife Space in our Best Of New York Poll!

    Village Voice · November 8, 2010

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